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Parking on Grass Verges

Albchiv in Racecourse
My wife tells me she saw a person writing down the registration of vehicles parked on the grass verge in Renfrew Road. Does anyone know if he is a council official, a road tax official or a concerned local resident collecting facts to present a case to ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Kevin B - use www.fixmystreet.com for reporting these sorts of street problems.  It seems to work as the issue is forwarded to the relevant local authority -in this case I would think IBC and it is visible as a problem on that site until you decide it is ... [ more ]

A Tribute To Norman Carter

Dennis M in California
Norman Carter Who Live and Worked in Ipswich, Died in September 2015 Norman was well-known as a promoter of charity shows And has raised thousands of pounds for various causes over the years. So Sunday 8th May 2016 I am putting on a Tribute show for him ... [ more ]
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Aldi Meredith Road Car Park Overstay Charges

Robert R in White House
I've just received a demand for £70 for staying 25 minutes too long at Aldi in Meredith Road whilst shopping in the store. In case you don't know (and I didn't) the car park is run by Parking Eye and they photograph the numberplate of every vehicle as it ... [ more ]
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Gary B
Robert R, I strongly recommend you do not pay yet. You have a very good case for your overstay. Please write to the address below stating basically what you say in your last post and ask that the ticket be cancelled. Best of luck, Gary Aldi Parking ... [ more ]
The Main Man
Robert R, Gary B's advice is good & for little effort (posting a letter - you've already virtually written it!) you will almost certainly save £70 that you don't deserve to have to pay, in the circumstances you have explained to us all here on ... [ more ]

All aboard - the Antwerp express

Natalie S in Westbourne
Have you seen the confusing signs at Ipswich station? http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/all_aboard_the_antwerp_express_from_ipswich_station_1_4414294
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The Main Man
Well I, & clearly others, were amused at this article 'of little local importance', so plz retain your sense of humour & levity, Natalie & the Star! Not everyone enjoys a laugh though, it would seem...but life is too short to be too serious! ... [ more ]

New trampoline park

Natalie S in Westbourne
The latest empty unit to be taken over is Gym and Trim at Cardinal Park. And it will be transformed into a trampoline park. What are your views? Will this be a good attraction to bring in younger people? or would you rather see something else in the ... [ more ]
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Leeann H
Thanks we do go to jump every school holiday , but would be nice for one more local , does anyone know opening of IPSWICH trampoline park . Thanks

Fohall stadium car boot

Jim J in Castle Hill
The car boot starts Sunday the 27th March and is on the 28th Bank holiday Monday according to the stadium management, i have been told there will be no car boot on the( suffolk showground ) trinity park this year .Don't forget to put your clocks ... [ more ]
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Jan D
Sorry Heather, I only went a couple of times last year, I can't remember! I like the ones at Dan's Meadow, Martlesham - monthly starting in April. http://www.dansmeadowevents.co.uk/ Late risers, not silly o'clock like most of the others!
Richard G
Anyone doing car boots full time i have some items that may be of interest for you to sell. At least 100% mark up . Get in touch

Recommended

K T in Rushmere St Andrew
Hi can anyone recommend a good decorator who is reliable please also someone who could stain doors?
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Chandima P
Bulgarian semi retired guy do a very good job for 80 pounds per day. Clean and nice workmanship. Recommend Call on 07867868494

Painter required

Andrew D in Rose Hill
I m looking for a good but reasonable painter to paint the out side of my semi detached house with terraline concrete walls with masonry paint, anyone recommend someone local may be semi retired?

Bathroom fitter

Jo R in Rushmere Street
I'm trying to find someone to sort out my bathroom. Have had several people round but not all of them produce a quote after coming round and some were mega expensive. I have been told by one of them that the tiling is putting people off as bathroom ... [ more ]
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Sue W
Hi Jo Funnily enough I have just had my bathroom redone as I had a very very big bath and have had it taken out and a walk in shower put in plus new loo and sink unit. You are very welcome to come around and see Jamies quality of work.  Like you I went ... [ more ]
Thatch
I would recommend Barry Smith (Northgate Property Servicves) - he did ours, tiling and everything at a very reasonable cost. Check out his reviews on http://www.checkatrade.com/NorthgatePropertyServices/

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (25 Feb)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to elderly people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, IT or ... [ more ]
Helen D
Hi Kennedy. Do these happen every Thursday throughout the year or just in February? I'll pop the details on allaboutipswich.com for you to help spread the word.

Chantry Library

Steve W in Chantry
Hi, Several months ago I posted about my wife arriving at the library to return some books 10 minutes before closing time to find them already closing up. Unbelievably it happened to her again on Friday. Our books were due back and she arrived at 4.55, ... [ more ]
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Paul B
Everyone wants to get home as soon as they can. However its just a sign of our times that Clock watching is general. I worked in shops some years ago - we would put up the Closed sign on time but never hurried any customers already in the shop, and many ... [ more ]
Peter M
It's more a case of corporations crushing the family run shops of old.   If you work for a big corporation, I would say when it's time to leave, you leave.

Cold room

Christopher R in Priory Heath
I have lived in my two bedroom house for the last 5months my bedroom has always been cold two weeks ago I went in my wardrobe and got some clothing out and the were damp and mouldy I look around and found in the corner of the ceiling a patch of water ... [ more ]
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Christopher R
To Jayne it's been 9days since I reported this where do you get 3days from I don,t know but if you were to go in your wardrobe and find all your clothes with damp and mould Iam sure you woul,dt be to happy
Richard G
Your original post says you were waiting for the housing inspector to ring and said " that was 3 days ago" , a clue there i reckon ?

The Cratfield Poacher IP19 0BL

James C in Ipswich Town Centre
Wednesday 17th Feb, A fantastic acoustic night, come and play, sing or just listen and have some fun, a free night in a lovely old pub, all very welcome, bring a friend

B&Q site

Natalie S in Westbourne
What would you like to see on the B&Q site? http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/hope_b_q_site_in_ipswich_can_be_filled_by_other_retailers_1_440472...
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North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Hello everyone. A good place to raise this with your councillors could be at the NW Ipswich Area Committee meetings. The next one is on March 22nd. Why not go along and have your say? Whilst you're there, come over and say hi, we'll be there. We would ... [ more ]
John M
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/438/346/594/keep-our-morrisons-open/ Please help get this Petition out to all in Stowmarket.

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (18 Feb)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to elderly people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, IT or ... [ more ]

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (11 Feb)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to elderly people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, IT or ... [ more ]

Building services

Mrs Tiggywinkle in Playford
I need to get the loft hatch moved from the bathroom into the hallway and to have a ladder fitted. Any recommendations for a reliable tradesman to do the work?
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In court this week..

Natalie S in Westbourne
This is a very shocking story from our court reporter. An elderly couple woke to find an alleged thief in their bedroom. The case is continuing today. http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/trial_told_of_ipswich_couple_s_terror_after_discovering_burglars_i...

Moving on

Natalie S in Westbourne
Have you heard that the EADT and Ipswich Star offices are moving? http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/top_politician_jonathan_ashworth_sees_new_business_area_in_ipswich... We are relocating later this year to Portman House.
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Liz H
The old offices have been sold.  There will be an archaeological dig before any work starts.  I believe the building next door has been bought as well.  It will be residential. 
Natalie S
It is an exciting move for us, and we are all grateful to be remaining in the town centre -arguably more central than we currently are. The old buildings have been sold and yes there will be archaeological dig as this site is of great historical ... [ more ]

Social Group

Kaz P in California
Just wondered if anyone knows of a local group for the over 50's that arranges trips to the theatre etc
Brian V
Hello Kaz, iFriends-Suffolk is a social group which do various trips to theatre, cinema, restaurants, pub drinks, etc. Have a look on facebook.... Brian :-)

Ipswich Traffic Light Scheme

Brian B in Gainsborough
Why are our local MP's not creating an outcry over the fiasco traffic light scheme in Ipswich. I believe the cost was in the region of 20 million pounds and is now looking like being three years overdue. How many potholes would that have filled?! In ... [ more ]
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Moblie Found

Beth T in Gainsborough
A black ASUS INTEL ZENFONE has been found on Landseer Park this morning, Sunday 7th Feb. If anybody knows who it may belong to please reply to this message and I will arrange to return it to them. Thanks
Laurie
I was getting excited then! Still no word on my Samsung Galaxy s4 mini (burgundy with flowers) which I lost outside Lloyds Bank, Nacton Road on Friday 22nd January :(  Hopefully this phone can be reunited with its owner - have you checked to see if there ... [ more ]

100 years of Cubs

Natalie S in Westbourne
This year marks the centenary of Cubs and we want to celebrate by looking back at the movement's role in Suffolk. Were you a Cub? What are your memories? Email natalie.sadler@archant.co.uk or share them here. And if you have any photos, we would love to ... [ more ]

Tim Mason

Natalie S in Westbourne
http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/community_stalwart_tim_mason_leaves_unique_legacy_in_ipswich_1_440... Tributes have been paid to an Ipswich man who fought for a life-prolonging cancer drug, following his death, aged 58.